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Office of the President (William S. Carlson) Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-002-012
The collection is arranged chronologically and then alaphabetically within academic year, and contains correspondence, memos, reports, and other administrative materials. There is also material related to the 1950 self-study, performed every decade for re-accreditation.

Dates

  • 1950-1952

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Archivist.

Extent

4.59 Linear Feet

Abstract

Carlson served as president of the University of Vermont from 1950-1952. The collection is arranged chronologically and then alaphabetically within academic year, and contains correspondence, memos, reports, and other administrative materials. There is also material related to the 1950 self-study, performed every decade for re-accreditation.

Biographical Note

William S. Carlson served a brief presidency from 1950-1952, at which time he resigned to take the presidency of the State University of New York. Born in 1905 in Ironwood, Michigan, he earned all three degrees in geology at the University of Michigan. After teaching at the University of Minnesota from 1937 to the start of the war, he served in the War Department, attaing the rank of colonel in the Army Air Force and was warded the Legion of Merit. In 1946 he became president of the University of Delaware. His brief tenure at UVM was followed by an unsuccessful stint at SUNY, where a dispute with the board of trustees led to his resignation in 1958. He served with distinction as president of the University of Toledo for fourteen years. He died in 1994.

Sources consulted in the preparation of this note and others in Record Group 2 include:

Daniels, Robert V. editor. The University of Vermont : The First Two Hundred Years Hanover, NH : University of Vermont : Distributed by University Press of New England, c1991.

Marshall, Jeffrey. Universitas Viridis Montis, 1791-1991: An Exhibition of documents and artifacts telling the story of the University of Vermont. Burlington, Vt.: University of Vermont, c1991.

Smallwood, Frank. The University of Vermont Presidents: Two Centuries of Leadership. Burlington, Vt.: University of Vermont, 1997.

Location

Library Research Annex
Title
Guide to the Office of the President (William S. Carlson) Records
Status
completed
Date
2013-02-07
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Archives Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
802-656-2138
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